Does Honey Help in Losing Weight?

By First Posted: Oct 11, 2012 Thu 9:00 AM Updated: Feb 9, 2015 Mon 2:13 PM
 
Does Honey Help in Losing Weight?
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If you have been trying to lose weight, you must have heard people talk about using honey for weight loss. Many people swear by honey's slimming properties. But is there any truth to this, or is this just a myth?

Honey & Lemon: A spoonful of honey and the juice of a lemon, mixed in warm water. This is the favorite early morning drink of many dieters and weight watchers. It is supposed to help in losing belly fat. This is in fact, an age old prescription for weight loss that is even preached by Ayurvedic practitioners.

Honey & Cinnamon: A spoonful of honey and a spoonful of cinnamon powder mixed with warm water. This is another concoction that weight watchers love. 

Many people swear that they have shed kilos by drinking these drinks in the morning on an empty stomach. Though we know that honey and lemon are useful in improving digestion, we don't exactly know why these drinks help with weight loss, if they do. Yes, we don't know that for sure either!

Why Honey Helps in Weight Loss ?

What we do know is that honey is a natural sweetener that contains nutrients and amino acids which aid digestion and improve the body's metabolism. When you integrate honey into your daily diet and swap sugar with this healthier sweetener, you will definitely lose weight. The simple reason is that sugar gives you empty calories and impedes with the metabolism of fats. That increases cholestrol and fatty deposits in the body. But honey, on the other hand, aids metabolsim of fats and improves digestion. So it helps you lose weight naturally!

 

 

 
 
 
 
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